For the majority of our clients, dealing with their divorce is the first time they have had any contact with the Court system.
Our solicitors pride themselves on negotiating out-of-court arrangements which can bring a speedy and amicable resolution to a marriage or civil partnership. However, we also know that there are circumstances where the other party is dragging their feet, or being hostile or failing to provide full and frank information and an application to Court is necessary to resolve financial matters.
An application to Court should not be seen as a hostile or aggressive move but rather as a way of asking the Court to set a timetable for the resolution of your case. Once the Court has set a timetable if it is not adhered to, the party who has failed to keep to this timetable can be ordered to pay some or all of the other party’s costs. This usually provides a serious incentive to progress matters.
If negotiations are not moving forward it is our experience that it can ultimately be faster and cheaper to ask the Court to deal with financial matters.
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